Manchester United are following Maddison and Grealish

Manchester United are following Maddison and Grealish

English Manchester United are looking for a possible strengthening of the squad in the person of James Maddison from Leicester or Jack Grealish from Aston Villa.

This season in the Premier League, Manchester United did not lose to the big six teams for a long time. The Red Devils defeated Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea, had a draw with Liverpool, but lost to London’s Arsenal, which was headed by Mikel Arteta.

Manchester United problems aren’t going anywhere. The absence of a connecting link between midfield and attack can still be regarded as one. Paul Pogba must become such a player, but he is still unstable due to injuries; therefore, the team needs to look for a replacement.

The first one who comes to mind, considering requests, is James Maddison. The playmaker is showing himself well at Leicester and soon must go for a promotion. Last season, James played in 36 matches, scored seven goals and made the same amount of assists. As for this season, there are six scored goals and four assists in the league in his asset. The obvious advantage is the footballer’s English citizenship, the experience of performing in the Premier League as well as the possibility to progress as he is only 23 years old.

However, it will be difficult for Man United to get the footballer, who expresses himself well in the team, going in the Champions League zone. Leicester look very confidently this season and have to take get a ticket to the main club tournament of Europe.

Jack Grealish from Aston Villa has a lot more chances to move to Leicester. The club is close to returning to the Championship. There are six goals and five assists in the asset of the 24-year old Englishman after a half of the current season and absence of huge perspective in the current team. The difficulty of signing Grealish lies in the Aston Villa management, which refuses to even talk about his sale,

“I think he is a serious target for many teams and you can see why. He is a top player, but I have said, our owners are very ambitious and want to achieve us being in the status of one of the best clubs in the Premier League.

To achieve that, we need to withhold our players; therefore we will withhold Jack Grealish. You can watch, but you cannot touch”, said Dean Smith, Aston Villa manager.

Man Utd have had experience negotiating with Leicester, as not so long ago they bought Harry Maguire from there, making him the most expensive defender in the world. Therefore, it will be easier to achieve agreement with Leicester than with Maddison. In case with Maddison it is otherwise, but if Man United wants to play in the Champions League, the transfer of quality playmaker is necessary.